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Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

Pizza Party (Episode #514H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Lidia makes pizza the centerpiece for your next party. With a variety of toppings, a salad and dessert, you are ready to go. On the menu is a classic Caesar salad with baby kale and focaccia croutons; individual pizzette with toppings like onion and cheese; chicken and mushroom; pear and gorgonzola and tomato and pecorino. While you have the dough, why not try a dessert pizza, topped with jams, Nutella, chocolate and fruit?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Crazy for Mushrooms (Episode #505H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

Lidia loves earthy, delicious mushrooms and today shares some of her favorite mushroom recipes that she has prepared over the years. She starts with a warm mushroom salad, a medley of warm wild mushrooms on a bed of frisee topped with crispy pancetta and a poached egg. She also makes funghi marinati, marinated button mushrooms in a flavorful mix of rosemary, orange and garlic. Her last dish is a hearty, flavorful and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu.

Crespelle (Episode #412H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 -- 12:30 PM

Italians love their crepes either savory or sweet and in this episode, Lidia shows two of her favorite crespelle dishes, along with some great chef tips. She starts by highlighting the thin pancakes that can be made into so many things; then she makes a savory Italian favorite with them - manicotti and for a sweet version, she shows the chocolate and walnut crespelle that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Game Day Bites (Episode #513H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Whether it's American football or Italian soccer, game day parties are always popular. Lidia believes that there is nothing like a bountiful spread of food that will fuel the guests and get them cheering. On today's menu, she serves fried mozzarella sandwich skewers and carrot and chickpea dip and pizza rolls made with both broccoli rabe and sausage and ricotta and leeks.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

A Comforting Casserole (Episode #504H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

Casseroles have a place in everyone's heart and home. Today, Lidia shares a delicious and hearty Italian style version of layered casserole of beef, cabbage and potatoes topped with fontina cheese - a one pot meal fit to feed any hungry crowd. Lidia then stews apples and dried fruit in her spiced fruit compote and adds spices like clove and cinnamon - a heartwarming treat. Lastly, she is joined by Grandma for her coffee panna cotta, an easy make-ahead dessert flavored with coffee and sambuca.

Fruit Desserts (Episode #411H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 7, 2018 -- 12:30 PM

Fruit desserts have always been an Italian tradition; they are simple, delicious and the perfect way to showcase nature's bounty. In this episode, Lidia highlights some of her fans' preferred seasonal sweets with: strawberries with balsamic vinegar, a light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; juicy nectarines and blueberries in prosecco and a plum crostata, a free form Italian tart with juicy plums.

Cold Weather Comforts (Episode #512H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

When it's cold outside Lidia's kitchen kicks into high gear. The oven is on and the stovetop is always lit. On today's menu, she prepares her turkey meatloaf with mushroom sauce - a real family favorite that is smothered in mushroom sauce. Vin Brule is a mulled wine infused with warm spices. It's the perfect choice to warm up on a cold night. Barley, kale and butternut squash risotto is a colorful, delicious risotto dish that uses barley instead of rice, adding a nutty earthiness that will leave your guests begging for more.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

It's Pasta Night! (Episode #503H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

Everyone loves pasta, and today Lidia shows the fun and economical way to make all of your friends and family happy at the dinner table with a pasta party. On the menu is spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, a delicious southern Italian favorite; pasta chinja - a heart-warming baked pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and egg. Finally, Lidia shares her panzanella calabrese, a refreshing tomato and onion salad that is perfect for summer months.

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